Icebreaker Adjudicatory Hearing Gets New Date

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has rescheduled the adjudicatory hearing regarding Icebreaker Windpower’s application to construct an offshore wind farm in Lake Erie in Cleveland, US.

The postponement comes as a response to a motion Icebreaker Windpower filed to revise the procedural schedule in the case.

The hearing, previously scheduled for 6 August, will be held on 24 September at 10:00 a.m. local time in Columbus, when formal parties to the case will be able to present pre-filed testimony and evidence and cross-examine other parties’ witnesses.

This marks the second postponement of the adjudicatory hearing, as it was initially scheduled for 17 November 2017, but delayed for August this year due to a request from OPSB staff to suspend the procedural schedule to have more time to obtain information from Icebreaker Windpower on the pre- and post-construction radar technology monitoring protocol selected for use at the site for determining project impacts.

The project proposal includes the construction of six MHI Vestas wind turbines some 8 to 10 miles offshore Cleveland. The turbines proposed have a nameplate capacity rating of 3.45MW, resulting in a combined generating capacity of up to 20.7MW.

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